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Advocacy 2018-10-02T11:22:27+00:00

We  advocate for stronger commitments to gender equality and women’s human rights within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); towards a gender just future. We advocate on the local, regional and international level for a bottom-up approach to the SDGs. Meaning, what is happening on the local level should dictate the dialogue on the global level: “global goals, local actions”.

 

Our advocacy work exists of

  • Capacity-building & meaningful public participation of women
  • Shadow reporting
  • An online gender & SDGs monitoring tool

 

Processes we follow

 

Latest updates

Localising the sustainable development goals in Nigeria

On the 1st of August 2018, the first national conference on Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) was held at Grand Ibro Hotel Annex, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja. The Women Environmental Programme(WEP) in alliance with her Women 2030 partners and the Civil Society Advance Forum on Sustainable Development(CAS2030) facilitated the success of this event. This one day conference was themed: "Localising the SDGs in Nigeria: The Role of Civil Society Organizations(CSOs) and other Key Actors." It afforded a networking avenue for civil society organizations, private sector, [...]

Applications open for Gender Just Climate Solutions Award 2018!

WECF and partners invite you to participate in the 4th annual Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards It’s that time of year again, WECF and the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) are calling for applications to our 4th annual Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards. The Women and Gender Constituency invites you to participate in the 4th annual 'Gender-Just Climate Solutions' Awards! These awards aim to showcase real solutions for a more just, equal and healthy planet. Is your organisation working towards gender and climate justice? Then you [...]

Government silent on over 313 murders of human rights and environment defenders, denounce Colombian activists

Colombian activists protest outside UN headquarters in New York; photo credit: Women’s Major Group New York, 19 July: Activists from various organizations worldwide [1] protested against the murders of at least 313 human rights defenders in front of the United Nations headquarters two days after the Colombian government reported at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York [2]. During the last two days of the event dated from 16-18 July, at least four new murders took place in Colombia, which the [...]

Intervention: Innovation and Impact Investment for the SDGs

Sascha Gabizon (executive director of WECF International, and organising partner of Women's Major Group Europe and Central Asia) delivered her questions on Technology for Local Systems at the Side Event: Innovation and Impact Investment for the SDGs: Tools for Advancing Reforms, at the High-level Political Forum, held in New York, on 17th July 2018.

Women 2030 partner Gertrude Kenyangi as lead discussant on SGD 15 at HLPF

Gertrude Kenyangi, Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment (SWAGEN), Uganda spoke on behalf of Women’s Major Group at the review of SDG 15 during the High-level Political Forum, held in New York, at the UNHQ, on July 13th, 2018. Download the statement here. Watch her speech here.

Colombia

The Colombia report points to the correlation between the end of the armed conflict and the increase in deforestation rates. The government also shows a lack of political will to synergise the implementation of Agenda 2030 and the implementation of the Peace Agreement, which acts as a key barrier to achieving genuine sustainable development. The report was produced by the Global Forest Coalition In 2018 the SDGs under review include: SDG 6 water and sanitation, SDG 7 energy, SDG 11 resilient and sustainable cities, [...]